08/07/2002

Child dies in Londonderry farm accident

A child has died following an accident at a County Londonderry farm on Sunday.

Six-year-old Heather Louise Rainey died yesterday afternoon around 5pm.

Police said that a wall on the premises of a farm at Quarry Road in Knockloughrim collapsed yesterday.

A boy and another girl, both aged four, were also injured.

However police said both were in a satisfactory condition at Antrim Area hospital.

(AMcE)


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